Tuesday, February 28, 2012

INSPIRATION 3.1 Phillip Lim SS//2012... ZARA SS//2012

The SS//2012 collection of American designer Phillip Lim [all lefts] might have been an inspiration for two outfits of Zara, that are in the stores right now [all rights].

Sunday, February 26, 2012

INTO THE ARCHIVES... Cristòbal Balenciaga 1963 and Balenciaga FW2006//7

Today I'd like to introduce you to the new segment 'Into The Archives', that reveals inspirations which are taken from previous designs of the same designer or fashion house, in order to diversify that kind of operation from the 'Inspirations' I release in general.
A voluminous white gazar double-breasted evening cape designed in 1963 by Cristòbal Balenciaga [left]... and Nicolas Ghesquière's version for FW2006//7 [right].

With this post I recommend the book:
Balenciaga Paris by Pamela Golbin and Fabien Baron

Friday, February 24, 2012

INTO THE SAME IDEA... Altuzarra and David Koma FW2012//13

ANIMAL INTARSIA MOTIFS... Altuzarra proposed in his last New York show two zebras [left], while David Koma in his collection presented in London prefers two Greyhound dogs [right].

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

INSPIRATION CHANEL FW2011//12... Rodarte FW2012//13

Winter jumpsuits... with or without belt? Chanel had shown a chunky green bouclé one with big cargo pockets in their FW 2011//12 collection [left]... and Rodarte proposes a waisted clay colored version for FW 2012//13  [right].

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012


Some iconic photos of Marilyn Monroe taken in the fifties [all lefts] have been Annie Leibovitz's inspiration for a photo shoot with Michelle Williams for Vogue's October issue in 2011 [all rights], that launched Williams' latest movie 'My Week With Marilyn".

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

INSPIRATION Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1877... Lana Del Rey

The painting 'A Sea Spell" by Pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti might have been an inspiration for the styling of Lana Del Rey in her music clip 'Born To Die". Some week ago a similar flower headpiece has also embellished Giambattista Valli's haute couture show.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

INTO THE ARCHIVES... Jean-Charles de Castelbajac FW1986//87 and SS//2011

The Karen Blixen tribute: a wonderful zebra tromp-d'oeil dress created by Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for FW1986//87 [left]... and its newer version for SS//2011 [right].

Friday, February 3, 2012


Foulard inspired dresses: Veruschka von Lehndorff photographed by Irving Penn in a Grés lamé dress for the September issue of Vogue US [left]...and the last D&G show for SS//2012 [right].